Climate Advocacy

Nigeria is considered 58th most vulnerable and the 22nd least ready nation to adapt to the threats of climate change. Vulnerabilities include exposure, sensitivity and adaptive capacity. An estimated 25% of Nigerians live in the exposed coastal region – a hub for economic activity and source of 90% of foreign income.

Poor governance and minimal stakeholder engagement have remained the biggest challenges to climate readiness in Nigeria. Many key stakeholders lack awareness and understanding of the impacts of climate change on food security and the imperative for resilience. Government has also been unable to galvanize public and private stakeholders around a framework for climate resilient agriculture.

Responding to climate threats requires collective action. Government must provide leadership by creating and championing a framework with clear goals, roles and responsibilities. Platforms for engagement are required to achieve climate readiness, improve decision making, develop strategies and ensure implementation.

With the success of Nowhere to Run: Nigeria’s Climate and Environmental Crisis, and Swallow: Food Security in Nigeria’s Changing Climate, the Foundation has raised the profile of national and international discourse, drawing crucial attention to what is now a crisis for many Nigerian communities.

Oil Revenue Tracking Initiative

Accountable and transparent management of our natural resources, particuarly the oil and gas sector, is critical to good governance and national development. The Oil Revenue Tracking Initiative (ORTI) provides factual and credible information on issues surrounding Nigeria’s oil resource governance and engages citizens and stakeholders to promote sustainable policy making.

Supported by The Facility for Oil Sector Transparency and Reform in Nigeria (FOSTER), our policy advocacy campaign on savings and stabilization mechanisms in Nigeria seeks to further reform governance in Nigeria’s oil and gas sector by mobilizing citizens to demand accountability.



Despite being the largest producer and exporter of petroleum in Africa and one of the ten largest producers in the world, Nigeria has failed to transform decades of oil earnings into sustainable development. In the period spanning 1970 to 2014, Nigeria wasted five oil booms – earning a conservative estimate of a trillion dollars in oil revenue but making no significant savings. These earnings have also not translated to lasting or productive capital through human development, infrastructure and institution building. Read More...




Project Report: A Savings and Stabilization Mechanism for Nigeria 2019
Report from Enugu Demand-side Roundtable 2018
Communiqué for Enugu Demand-side Roundtable 2018
Report from Port Harcourt Demand-side Roundtable 2018
Communiqué for Port Harcourt Demand-side Roundtable 2018
Report from Lagos Demand-side Roundtable 2018
Communiqué for Lagos Demand-side Roundtable 2018
Report from Abuja Demand-side Roundtable 2018
Communiqué for Abuja Demand-side Roundtable 2018
Report from Stakeholder Supply-Side Roundtable 2018
Communiqué from Stakeholder Roundtable 2018
Policy Roundtable on Fuel Subsidy in Nigeria 2015
FOSTER Report: Oil Revenue Tracking Initiative 2014
Stop Impunity in Nigeria 2014